- John Grade Spur Idaho
Sun Valley Center for the Arts
Wood River Trail, Ketchum, ID
CYNTHIA-REEVES is pleased to announce the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new public art installation by John Grade. Commissioned by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts for their Craters of the Moon project, John Grade’s Spur will be sited in its new permanent location at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 15th, along with Wood River Trail in Ketchum. Grade’s sculpture was initially installed earlier this year at Craters of the Moon National Monument as part of a larger exhibition presented by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. The sculpture helped celebrate the centennial year of the National Park Service.
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- John Grade Anchorage
VIEW FROM UP HERE
Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum
May 6 – October 2, 2016
Seattle artist John Grade explores sculptural forms that suggest floats. Glass fishing floats have been making their way to the Alaska Arctic coast from Asia on ocean currents for the past century. They get trapped in sea ice – sometimes for decades – and wash up on shore in sound condition. Grade created glass and wood sculptures inspired by these fishing floats for the exhibition View From Up Here. Some floats are currently in Arctic waters, tethered just off shore. The ones in the exhibition have stayed behind and remain in pristine condition.
- Grade at Renwick
Smithsonian American Art Museum
November 13, 2015 – July 10, 2016
WONDER, the debut exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, celebrates the opening of the historic building with immersive installations by nine leading artists-Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Doughtery, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal.
- John Grade Canopy Tower
Austin Contemporary Museum,
Currently on view at the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria
His first project in Texas, Grade, inspired by the wind blowing off the lake and through the many large, old trees that dot the site, has conceived a large-scale inverted tower, suspended from three trees on the lower grounds. This tower, assembled and carved from ipe wood, hangs off the ground high enough for a viewer to duck inside into quiet isolation, allowing for two separate experiences of the piece. While the sculpture is stationary on the bottom half, creating a sense of shelter, the top half is given the flexibility to move with the wind, juxtaposing the sheltering experience with the flux of a wind-driven moment.
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